Woodworking Open Shop

This class is run as an open workshop in which students design and construct projects of their choice. Expert instructors provide individual guidance on design, joinery, construction and finishing, based on individual student needs, and students draw upon each other’s expertise. Students often stay for multiple semesters, enjoying the camaraderie of the shop and progressing to more ambitious projects over time. Many fine pieces of original furniture and cabinetry have come out of this class.

Note: Projects must be kept to a manageable size. Beds, large tables, shelving units and the like put too severe a drain on our limited storage space. Students compelled to make large projects must speak first with an instructor and obtain permission. Our most common solution to these challenges is to ask students to work on parts in Woodworking Open Shop, then assemble larger elements and the final piece through private lessons, outside of regular class time, at a cost of $65/hour. Please inquire for details.

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range


Skill Level



Basic Woodworking

Before entering the wood shop, read about SAFETY


Bring your own pencil and tape measure or ruler.

With instructors' guidance, you will supply your own wood and any special hardware.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 2S: 9 Mondays, 6:30–9:30pm

Apr 25–June 27, 2016 (no class May 30)
Instructors: Julio Fuentes, Joe Stanewick, Charlie Tardanico
$332 – OPEN

Section 3S: 10 Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Apr 28–June 30, 2016
Instructors: Frank Pettorossi, Jac Van Loon, Howard Shrobe
$369 – OPEN

Section 4S: 10 Fridays, 9am–12pm
Apr 1–June 3, 2016
Instructors: Frank Pettorossi, Julio Fuentes, Blake Johnson
$369 – OPEN

Section 5S: 10 Saturdays, 9am–12pm
Apr 2–June 11, 2016
Instructors: Frank Pettorossi, Annette Lippert
$369 – OPEN

Saturday students, need extra time in your Saturday class? Consider:

Section 5S *ADD ON*: 10 Saturdays, 8am–9am
Apr 2–June 11, 2016
Instructors: Frank PettorossiAnnette Lippert
$125 – OPEN
*Register for this section IN ADDITION to section 5S if you wish to start your Saturday class at 8am instead of 9am. This add-on is optional, and you are still welcome to only sign up for 9am–12pm regular hours.